How to take track shorts from day to night

Apr 7, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. ET

This season you may want to look for those nylon, jersey shorts and spruce them up just a bit for a sporty chic appeal.

One trend this spring that may take us by surprise is track shorts; to most, they are better known as running shorts. You know, the ones very reminiscent of the style you throw on for the gym or maybe even a beach or pool. Yes, this season you may want to look for those nylon, jersey shorts and spruce them up just a bit for a sporty chic appeal. In this style series, I show you how to take your track shorts for a day at the movies or park to a night on the town with some girlfriends or your beau. Whether you choose a plain black pair with the sporty white stripe down the side, or some tropical-printed ones like this Asos pair, you are sure to look uber fly while feeling extra comfy.

For my daytime look, I wore a cross-body bag to be hands-free and my white Chuck Taylors for comfort. A sweater over my button-up shirt for layering adds more style to the outfit, and to top it off, I brought in the classic Panama hat. I like to keep things a bit neutral for daytime outings, and these pieces did just that.

For your nighttime look, all you need are a few quick changes, like a chic blazer and stunner heels, and you are good to go. Adding a cute clutch and pop of lipstick makes it evening-appropriate. I love how my shoes and blazer bring out the colors in the shorts. Don't be afraid to have fun with color and print for a cute nighttime ensemble.

Day Look:

Zara Sweater
Weekend Tunic (InStyle Essentials, $60)
Running Shorts in Tropical Palm Print (ASOS, $40)
Converse shoes (DSW, $45)
Deville Handbag in Blush (JustFab, $49)

Night Look:

Line & Dot Blazer
Weekend Tunic (InStyle Essentials, $60)
Running Shorts in Tropical Palm Print (ASOS, $40)
Zara Sandals
Deville Handbag in Blush (JustFab, $49)
Ray-Ban Classic Aviators (SmartBuyGlasses, $130)

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